All the articles published in the April 2017 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 3 April 2017
This article by Joe White and Hamish McKenzie discusses the seismic strengthening process for a 30-storey office block in Wellington, New Zealand.
Colin Toms offers a guide to the efficient management of design office resources in order to deliver projects on time, on budget and to a high standard.
Alastair Soane of Structural-Safety introduces a recent SCOSS Alert on the findings of this keenly awaited Inquiry and highlights the key recommendations for improving construction standards in future.
This article explains the risk of unexploded ordnance on building sites and how to use assessments to mitigate against these risks.
This article focuses on propping and needling in relation to temporary works for demolitions, refurbishments and close proximity work.
Technology will free up structural engineers to be more creative and challenge standardisation as the route to efficiency, says AECOM Director for Buildings and Places, Jon Leach.
Human error, climate change, connecting with the younger generation, teaching seismic engineering in the UK and unforeseen future use of structures are all topics raised by readers this month.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
In this section we shine a spotlight on papers recently published in Structures – the Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers.
Congratulations to Chloe Newmann, of Webb Yates Engineers, whose sketch of the steel frame of a scale version of Tower Bridge was selected by judge Ron Slade for our inaugural feature.